Newsletter of the Department of Linguistics
at the University of Konstanz

Issue CXVI: February 2018

Universitaet Konstanz

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This is the 116th issue of the Newsletter published by the Department of Linguistics at the University of Konstanz. It covers informations about the plans of the members of the department in February 2018 as well as short reports abut events, presentations, etc. in January 2018.

Visiting Konstanz

Emily Hanink, a Ph.D student at the University of Chicago and currently a Fulbright visiting scholar at Humboldt, will be visiting our department from January 29th to February 1st (these dates included). During her visit, Emily will give two talks on January 29th, 15:15 (D 435) and February 1st, 13:30 (G 308).

Lelia Glass (Stanford University) will be visiting the department from February 12th to 14th. She will give a talk in the 'SuP meeting on February 12th at 15:15. She will also be available for individual meetings. Contact Sven Lauer to set up a meeting.

Prof. Kjell Johan Sæbø (Universitetet i Oslo) will be visiting the department from February 22nd to March 7th under the auspices of the Mentorship Programme of the Zukunftskolleg. To set up a meeting with Prof. Sæbø during this time, send an email to Sven Lauer.

Events at/by the Department

in February

On February 1st, Emily Hanink will give a talk on "Like, hedging and mirativity. A unified account." (13:30 in G 308).

Lelia Glass will give a talk on "Postsuppositions block pragmatic inferences: Evidence from the Mandarin belief verb yiwei" in the 'SuP meeting on February 12th (15:15 in D 435).

Marieke Einfeldt, Katharina Kaiser and Carmen Widera are organizing a conference for young academics in Romance linguistics called LIMES. It takes place on February 23rd and 24th in Konstanz and anyone is welcome to attend. For the programme visit the conference website.

in January

Miriam Butt and Christin Schätzle organized a Workshop on Data Provenance and Annotation in Computational Linguistics together with Melanie Herrschel (University of Stuttgart) in Prague on January, 22nd. The workshop was co-located with the 16th Treebanks and Linguistic Theory conference (TLT16), which took place at the Charles University in Prague from January, 23rd to 24th.
For more information, visit the workshop website.

On January 29th, Emily Hanink gave a talk on "Structural Sources of Anaphora" as part of the 'SuP reading group series.

Department and Research Colloquium in February

01.02.Katharina Kaiser & Ramona Wallner: ‘Et tu fais quoi dans ce projet ?’ – Wh-in-situ questions in French (and Portuguese)
08.02. at 09:09Georg Kaiser: Ja, (was wäre) wenn der ganze Bodesee ...’ – Kontrafaktisches mit postfaktischen Konsequenzen. Ein Faktencheck anhand alemannischer Dichtkunst.
15.02.Simon Dold: t.b.a.
Mariya Kharaman: t.b.a.

Department and Research Colloquium in January

11.01.Alexander Grosu (Tel-Aviv University): Japanese internally headed relatives, three constructions potentially homophonous with them, and how to tell them apar
18.01.Andrea Weber (Universität Tübingen): How talker identity affects spoken-language comprehension: evidence from foreign accents

Conferences, Workshops and Presentations

in February
  • Constantin Freitag will present a poster entitled "Intervention effects in NPI-environments: A case of scope incompatibility?", and together with Yvonne Viesel another poster with the title "On the application of multiple discourse particles in rhetorical questions" at the Linguistic Evidence in Tübingen (February 15th to 17th).
  • Georg A. Kaiser, Katharina Kaiser und Aikaterini-Lida Kalouli are presenting a paper with the title “Word order change in Romance interrogatives. Implications from a parallel text analysis of Bible translations” at the Workshop Parallel text analysis in diachronic research in Marburg on February 22th .

in January
  • Regine Eckardt was invited speaker at an incentive workshop of the projected Forschgergruppe “The future in European languages” at the University of Köln. She presented on “Notwendiges und hinreichendes für eine neue Futur-Form” on 12th January.
  • Katharina Kaiser was presenting a poster with the title "Word order alternations in (Brazilian) Portuguese and French wh-in-situ interrogatives" at the Geneva WH-orkshop on Optional Insituness, that took place at the University of Geneva from January 16th to 18th.
  • Maribel Romero was invited to give a presentation on "Was wir tun, wenn wir eine Frage stellen" at the lecture series Treffpunkt Sprache of the Humboldt University Berlin on January 23rd.

Publications by Members of the Department

  • Bayer, Josef & Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng. 2017. Wh-in-situ. In: Martin Everaert & Henk van Riemsdijk (eds.). The Blackwell Companion to Syntax. Oxford: Blackwell.
  • Walkden, George & Donald Alasdair Morrison. 2017. Regional variation in Jespersen's Cycle in Early Middle English. Studia Anglica Posnaniensia 52(2), 173-201. online access
  • Walkden, George & Kristian A. Rusten. 2017. Null subjects in Middle English. English Language and Linguistics 21(3), 439-473. online access

Acquisitions of the Library

Chilla, Solveig: Mehrsprachigkeit in der KiTa
Chomsky, Noam: Because we say so
Gelderen, Elly van: Syntax
Kalusky, Werner: Transkription der Sprachlaute des Internationalen Phonetischen Alphabets
Lutz, Helga: Satzzeichen
Pfaller, Robert: Erwachsenensprache
Vapnarsky, Valentina: Lexical polycategoriality
Waxenberger, Gabriele: Von den Hieroglyphen zur Internetsprache
Winter, Yoad: Elements of formal semantics

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